Panel Discussion: Women Rise Up / How WE Mobilize at CIMMfest

  • Chop Shop 2033 West Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL, 60622 United States

Two films + panel discussion.
Women Rise Up / How WE Mobilize; Mothers and Daughters, Intersectionality and an historic movement remembered. How creative movements create change
A look at two creative women's movements; The Women's March that inspired the world and empowered women everywhere and the WMC that created social justice change in Chicago from '66 to '74. What is learned from Herstory and how creative mobilization can create change.

FILMS:
Women's March (15min)
by Jess Mattison, Laurie Little and Theresa Campagna of Luminist Films
A reflection on the journey between Chicago and DC, connecting voices of hope, empowerment and intersectionality during The Women's March, as record breaking numbers of women and girls organize and rally after the inauguration.
Two teams documented the march simultaneously in the two cities as women everywhere went on a journey to connect with their feminist roots. Focusing on intersectionality, mothers and daughters from every strata of the country reflect on the work that is to come for the women's movement and how we can mobilize for change.

Women Mobilized for Change 1966 to 1974, (26 min.)
by Carron Little, Xyla Gatilao, Ife Olatunji, Laurie Little, Carrie Ruckel, and WMC Collective with original members Norma Flynn and Roberta Wilson.
The intersection of the Civil Rights Movement and Women's Activism is revealed in this untold story from 1966 questioning how far have we come? Women Mobilized for Change was a collective of women who came together in 1966 from diverse socio-economic areas of Chicagoland and worked tirelessly for eight years to effect change. The film tells their untold story comparing the facts of segregation in Chicago today. Includes performance art happenings that shed light on the movement and where we are today with a focus on housing.

All Ages
FREE & Open to the public